Postdoc Fellowships at KFUPM

Through its faith in the capabilities of Postdoctoral Fellows in contributing to its research and innovation journey, the University harnesses its efforts for attracting high-caliber Postdoctoral Fellows from all over the world.

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In the number of US registered patents (Year: 2019)


in the world in Petroleum Engineering


in Chemical Engineering


in Civil & Structural Engineering


in Electrical & Electronics Engineering


in Engineering and Technology


in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering


Ranked overall in the world

Why apply?

KFUPM is a Rising Star in Global Academics and Research

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) is a highly ranked elite university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The university is ranked 160th in QS World Rankings and has recently jumped several positions in most of its QS Subject Rankings, and is within top 100 positions in most Engineering subjects.

The strength and focus of the institution are its Engineering and Sciences programs where degrees at all levels are offered to both locals and international students. The University has recently obtained independent status and has been transforming both its academic and research programs ( Several interdisciplinary research centers (IRC) have been planned and currently over 10 centers are available for excellent faculty and researchers to affiliate and engage in groundbreaking research.

Patents 1500

Postdoctoral Studies

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) is a highly ranked elite university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Postdoctoral Fellow Training

An excellent teaching and learning environment; multiple opportunities to engage in trailblazing research.

Fellowships & Funding

Postdocs compete for fellowships from Interdisciplinary Research Centers (IRCs), and for funding available through Distinguished Research/Chair Professors.

Policies & Procedures‎‎

Postdoctoral Fellow appointments are governed by policies. Appointments are initiated by faculty sponsors via departmental administrators.

Postdoctoral Fellow Benefits

Postdoctoral Fellow Financial support enable Fellows to have a productive and rewarding experience.